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Frank Swiderski - Threat Modeling Tool revealed

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Frank Swiderski is a security software engineer at Microsoft and wrote a threat modeling tool. So, we got a demo of the tool and discussed it, and threat modeling in general, with him.

Threat modeling is a process to understand the threats against an application. It's a useful tool to make your application more secure -- as you develop it.

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    • nemisys
      No, I disagree with Bill Gates word's in the article below.  Open Source doesn't take away jobs in general.  Because of the way Microsoft works the markets and the court systems, open source only takes away YOUR jobs, employees of Microsoft.

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      Open source kills jobs, says Gates
      Jorina Choy, Jul 12 2004

      http://www.asiacomputerweekly.com/acw_ViewArt.cfm?Magid=1&Artid=24328&Ca
      tid=2&subcat=19

      Putrajaya: In muted tones, Microsoft’s chairman warned governments and companies that open source software is not the way to go if they are in the business of creating jobs and intellectual property.

      “If you don’t want to create jobs or intellectual property, then there is a
      tendency to develop open source. It is not something you do as a day job. If you want to give it away, you work on it at night,” he said.
    • Roshan
      I agree with Mr Gates. I don't agree with the way the author of the article has interpreted him to the extent that he can title his article "Open source kills jobs, says Gates". That is not a correct interpretation.

      If you are genuinely interested then this article might sustain your interest -

      The Future of Software: Enabling the Marketplace to  Decide
      by Bradford L Smith, Senior VP Microsoft
      http://www.aei-brookings.org/admin/authorpdfs/page.php?id=215

      regards
      Roshan James

    • Roshan
      I agree with Mr Gates. I don't agree with the way the author of the article has interpreted him to the extent that he can title his article "Open source kills jobs, says Gates". That is not a correct interpretation.

      If you are genuinely interested then this article might sustain your interest -

      The Future of Software: Enabling the Marketplace to  Decide
      by Bradford L Smith, Senior VP Microsoft
      http://www.aei-brookings.org/admin/authorpdfs/page.php?id=215

      regards
      Roshan James

      ps. I also dont believe that this forum is the right place to argue this issue.
    • seidl_g
      Well,... whatever Mr. Gates did mean, how could you make a living of developing open source?

      Tell me how and I'm right on my way from Austria to the destination at which you could make this happen.  Wink
    • eagle
      "Threat modeling has become one of the top security analysis methodologies that Microsoft’s developers use to identify risks and make better design, coding, and testing decisions. This book provides a clear, concise explanation of the threat-modeling process, describing a structured approach you can use to assess the security vulnerabilities for any application, regardless of platform". I don't see any one from the "open source community" offering any threat modeling, we should all be pulling together to stop evil code.
                        Threat Modeling Page.

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